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Hall of UFO Mysteries

UFO \ [unidentified flying object] (1953) - an unidentified flying object; esp.: FLYING SAUCER

What's a UFO?

Since man first started looking up into the skies he saw things he couldn't explain. For the last fifty years or so these things have taken on the label "UFOs." Originally an abbreviation for the Air Force term "Unidentified Flying Object", it has become a synonym to most people for Alien Spaceship. For the Air Force, though, it is simply a term to refer to something in the skies that the observer can see but not recognize. Usually the explanation is less extraordinary than a flying saucer manned by visitors from other worlds. Often a weather balloon or natural phenomenon is the cause. However, there are cases on record where no good explanation was ever found.

A History of Strange Things in the Sky

Ancient Astronauts - Did alien visitors come visit us in the past? Can their traces be found in the pages of historical books?

The Mysterious Airship of 1896 - Was the airship seen in the sky in 1896 and 1897 a exterrestiral visitor?

Foo Fighters - During World War II aviators from both sides saw lights in the sky. What were they?

Flying Saucers - Just what qualifies as a flying saucer?

The Aliens of Roswell - Rumors about what happened in 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, still haunt us. Did they really recover an extraterrestrial flying saucer?

The Mantell Incident - Was the crash of a fighter plane the result of a UFO encounter?

Project Blue Book - The U.S. government investigation in UFOs. Was it enlightenment of cover-up?

Close and Not-So-Close Encounters

Encounters of the First Kind - Lights in the sky.

Unexplained Lights - Are these UFOs or something different?

Hudson Valley UFO - Strange happenings in New York state. Supernatural or Hoax?

Encounters of the Second Kind - Incidents marked by the UFO having some kind of tangible effect on the Earth environment, such as burn marks or radioactivity.

Close encounters of the Third Kind - Reports of interaction between witnesses and the crew of the alien spaceship.

Alien Abductions - Stories of people who claim they were actually forced aboard a UFO by the occupants. Typically the subjects are examined by the aliens, then released. While these reports are rare when compared to the number of close encounters of the first or second kind, many people from different walks of life have reported this strange experience.

Identified Flying Objects

Natural Identified Flying Objects - Cases of mistaken identity involving natural phenomenon.

Saint Elmo's Fire - Strange electrical phenomenon may fool casual, and often even expert, observers.

Man-made Objects - Cases of mistaken identity involving man-made craft. Are many of these just innocent mistakes or part of a military cover-up?

Real Flying Saucers - The history of disc shaped aircraft.

Hoaxes

UFO Hoax - How many of those reports of flying saucers are the result of somebody just making something up?

UFO in Entertainment

UFOs in Entertainment - Aliens might not be in the sky, but the certainly can be see in movies and TV.

If They Are Out There, Where?

Are We Alone?- It was once assumed that Earth was just a typical planet in a run-of-the-mill solar system. Some evidence is beginning to appear that suggests this isn't true. If so, what does this mean about life on other planets?

Life in Our Solar System - Could life beyond Earth be lurking somewhere in our solar system?

Life in Our Galaxy- What are the chances that our Milky Way Galaxy is teeming with intelligent life?

SETI - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life has gone on over 50 years.

Bookstore: UFO Shelf

Copyright 1996-2010 Lee Krystek. All Rights Reserved.

 

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